Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Eric Litwin
Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld
Publisher: Orchard Books
Groovy Joe is as content as can be with his music and a carton of ice cream. But this dog’s day is interrupted first by a little dinosaur, then a big dinosaur, and lastly a huge dinosaur, all of whom want some of Joe’s frozen dessert. Each time, the decision is made to share the ice cream, and everyone agrees it’s awesome. When they run out of ice cream, Joe gets creative and turns the empty carton into a drum. The friends continue grooving out together and having a good time.
This book in rhyme is written by the original author of the Pete the Cat series and is a great read for children and adults who like to sing and dance. By combining literacy and music, it teaches the importance of sharing in an entertaining and lively manner. The colorful illustrations are fun-loving and expressive. The book also includes lyrics to a bonus song and the website where more songs are available for free download.